Not dead – just in a very, very crappy situation right now that we’re trying to pull out of. Luckily there is light at the end of the tunnel as there didn’t seem to be a couple months ago.
Long story short, chip shortage + load times quadrupling on certain parts (MOSFET) + ongoing back/forth with our manufacturer over payment terms = we’ve had to scale back on certain products (Black Series, Lightstrip, etc) and also not back-fill positions where headcount is lost.
Money that normally goes towards operations now has to go towards inventory that we won’t even see until the end of the year.
I’m assuming you’re talking about Red Series Dimmers as that was a glitch in our automated email system. We’re still working out bugs and that one burned a bit and I apologize as everyone wrote in upset about it (rightfully so).
I’m honestly not sure why no one responded to you
The problem with the Red Series Dimmers is that they use MOSFET, which now is looking at 52 week lead times . We’re trying to pivot to TRIAC on these (and our new manufacturer has done so for ZigBee) but our current manufacturer is being a pain in starting new projects for us, which they consider this to be a new project if we switch from MOSFET to TRIAC.
Good news is we have a large order coming in July of RS Dimmers, but the outlook after that is very bleak.
Tough times right now and we’re trying our best as a 6 person team!